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GetVantage offers revenue-based financing to India’s founders –

Some SMEs don’t want to get (or have access to) equity funding, but also want to stay away from high-interest bank loans. That’s the gap that revenue-based financing platforms like GetVantage want to fill. The Mumbai-based startup announced today that it has raised $36 million led by Varanium Nexgen Fintech Fund, DMI Sparkle Fund, along […] → Read More

Regard serves as a ‘medical co-pilot’ for busy physicians –

Regard's “medical co-pilot” recognizes about 50 common medical conditions using an algorithm that was developed by a team of physicians and engineers. → Read More

Mapan’s services helps low-income Indonesians users afford goods and services –

In Indonesia, arisans are traditionally rotating savings and credit associations (RSCA) that let groups of people, primarily women, save and borrow money together. Mapan digitized that concept, and turned it into a service where users, also mostly women, can use it to pay for goods and services. The company announced today it has raised a […] → Read More

Hank helps older adults connect and have fun –

It’s often hard making new friends as an adult, and it’s even more difficult as you get older, say the founders of Hank. The app connects people aged 55 and older with other folks in their community abd events geared specifically for them. The New York City-based startup announced today it has raised $7 million […] → Read More

Deliveree is smoothing Southeast Asia’s bumpy logistics landscape –

Logistics in much of Southeast Asia is not only complicated, but also expensive. Deliveree wants to solve that problem with a platform that not only lets clients book trucks, but also uses algorithms to determine the best route based on location, trucking loads and even the weather. The company announced today that it has raised […] → Read More

August Health digitizes senior living communities for better care –

Senior living communities often rely on paper or legacy systems to manage their operations, making it difficult for healthcare providers to keep track of residents’ needs. August Health is on a mission to change that, with a SaaS system created especially for senior residences. The company has raised a $15 million Series A, led by […] → Read More

Florence Healthcare, a workflow platform for clinical researchers, raises $27M led by Insight Partners –

Florence Healthcare, which creates software that connects clinical trial sites, sponsors and contract research organizations, announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C-1 led by Insight Partners. Insight Partners is known for its ScaleUp program that helps its portfolio companies grow rapidly. Florence Healthcare, which has now raised $114.1 million to date, […] → Read More

Aidaly makes sure family caregivers get financial compensation –

Caring for a family member is not only hard work, but expensive, too. Many family caregivers miss work (or stop working) and pay for medical expenses out of pocket. Aidaly was created to help them find sources for compensation and financial aid. The company, which is coming out of stealth mode, announced that it has […] → Read More

Vietnam-based Anfin makes stock investing accessible –

Based in Vietnam, Anfin wants to turn more people into stock investors with features like fractional trading and in-app communities. The Y Combinator alum announced today it has raised a $4.8 million pre-Series A led by angel investor Clement Benoit, the founder of Stuart and Not So Dark, and Y Combinator. Participants in the round […] → Read More

Child care startup Winnie launches job marketplace to help carers find better paying positions –

Winnie, the startup that helps families find child care, is now tackling the other side of the equation—helping caregivers find jobs that pay an equitable wage. Today Winnie announced it is launching a new child care job marketplace that will make it easier for child care providers to hire staff. The company notes that there […] → Read More

Vahak wants to improve the lives of India’s truck drivers –

Vahak is not only an open marketplace for truckers, but it also provides drivers with services like healthcare and discounted fuel cards. The Bangalore-based company announced today it has raised a $14 million Series A. The round was led by Nexus Partners, with participation from Foundamental, iSeed Ventures, Leo Capital, RTP Global and Tital Capital. […] → Read More

Rider is taking a nimble approach to e-commerce logistics in Pakistan –

Rider is on a mission to provide online shoppers in Pakistan with “Amazon-like” next-day deliveries. The Karachi-based company announced it has raised $3.1 million in new funding from Y Combinatior, along with new investors i2i, Flexport, Soma Capital and Rebel Fund. Returning investors included GFC, Fatima Gobi and TPL E-ventures, along with Dropbox co-founder Arash […] → Read More

Bangalore-based Pazcare, an employee benefits and insurtech platform, raises $8.2M –

Pazcare, a Bangalore-based employee benefits and insurtech platform, announced today it has raised $8.2 million led by Jafco Asia, bringing its valuation to $48 million. The funding also included participation from returning investors 3One4 Capital and BEENEXT. Pazcare currently offers health, term… → Read More

CoachHub raises $200M led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 –

Digital coaching platform CoachHub plans to further expand in the Asia Pacific and other regions of the world after raising a $200 million Series C. The round, led by Sofina and Softbank Vision Fund 2, comes just eight months after the startup’s last funding announcement. Other participants included returning investors Molten Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank/SVB […] → Read More

Spendflo helps companies track their SaaS expenses –

Many people have plenty of online subscriptions that they barely use, and can save a fair amount of money with a service like Truebill to see all their recurring payments in one place. Spendflo wants to do the same for enterprise subscribers of SaaS services, and is targeted toward chief financial officers and finance leadership […] → Read More

Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord –

Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by DeFiance Capital, Delphi Ventures and BITKRAFT Ventures, with participation from investors including Binance Labs, Animoca Brands, Dialectic and GuilldFi. The funding will […] → Read More

Thailand’s Salary Hero is an earned wage access startup that wants to add neobanking products –

Salary Hero wants to provide lower-income Thai workers with more financial flexibility. The startup, which focuses on earned wage access and finance education, with plans to add neo banking products, too, announced today it has raised $2.8 million. The funding included participation from Global Founders Capital, M Venture Partners, 500 Global, 1982 Ventures, Titan Capital […] → Read More

Why Primetime Partners is betting on the “ageless” population –

Age tech isn’t for elderly people only. It’s for anyone who wants quality of life as they age. That’s where Primetime Partners comes in. The venture capital firm was started in 2020 by Abby Levy, who co-founded Thrive Global with Ariana Huffington, and Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners. For Primetime Partners, “age tech” can […] → Read More

Child care startup Kinside raises $12M Series A in a round led by mothers –

Finding and affording child care is one of the biggest challenges parents face. Kinside makes the process easier by not only providing a marketplace of verified carers, but also helping parents tap into their flexible spending accounts (FSA) and other benefits to afford care. Today, the company announced it has raised $12 million in Series […] → Read More

Indonesian crypto trading app Pintu scores $113M Series B –

Last year saw a huge funding boom for Southeast Asian consumer investment apps and if Pintu’s funding announcement today is anything to go by, that looks set to continue. The cryptocurrency-focused app has raised a $113 million Series B from Intudo Ventures, Lightspeed, Northstart Group and Pantera Capital. Launched in April 2020, Pintu bills itself […] → Read More